Home Learning Policy

 Home Learning

At Mengham Junior School we believe that home learning should:

  • Extend and support children’s learning by challenging them at their particular level of ability.
  • Where possible, provide children with choices, through which they can follow and express their particular interests and make use of their preferred learning styles.
  • Promote independence by encouraging children to take responsibility for their own learning.
  • Be rewarded through the giving of prompt and constructive feedback and the recognition of good work and effort.
  • As far as possible, be manageable and enjoyable for children, parents and staff.
  • Help children to adopt a positive and resilient attitude to learning that will stay with them throughout their lives.
  • Be valued and supported by children, parents and school staff as a means of strengthening links and communication between home and school.
  • Encourage children and parents to take advantage of opportunities for extended learning, both within school and within the community.

 English homework is set each week and consists of:

  • Reading independently or with an adult 4 days a week.

 Spellings will be set fortnightly.

 Maths homework is set each week and consists of:

  • Learning the times tables needed to earn their next tables certificate.

 A maths challenge will also be set fortnightly.

Our homework timetables are on each year groups page on our school website but below is a suggested timetable which gives a total of approximately 20 minutes homework each night:

4 lots of reading including the Bookmark Bingo Challenge (approx. 15 minutes)
Maths challenge (approx. 15 minutes)
3 lots of spelling and 2 lots of x tables (approx. 5 minutes each).
 
In addition, homework competitions are set each term and are rewarded with either House Points or a prize related to the competition.
 
Children are also encouraged to undertake the Bookmark Bingo Challenge with the opportunity to choose a free book on completion.

 

Monday

Reading, Times tables

Tuesday

Reading, Word study

Wednesday

Maths challenge, Word study

Thursday

Reading, Times tables

Friday

Reading, Bookmark challenge

 
If children find it difficult to complete their homework at home, we offer time, space and access to ICT in our breakfast club, lunchtimes and after school each week on a Thursday 3.30-4.30.
 
 

 My Home Learning

 I have English homework each week. I need to:
  • Read on my own or with an adult 4 times a week and record it.
  • Practise my spellings.

Example!

Monday

Reading, Times tables

Tuesday

Reading, Word study

Wednesday

Maths challenge, Word study

Thursday

Reading, Times tables

Friday

Reading, Bookmark challenge

I have Maths homework each week. I need to:

  • Practice the times tables I need to earn my next tables certificate.
  • Complete my maths challenge.

 This will take me about 20 minutes each night.

 In addition, I might I enter the termly competition and the Bookmark Bingo Challenge.

If I find it difficult to complete my homework at home, I can do it at school.

 

My Home Learning timetable

Monday

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday

 

Saturday

 

Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clicking on the link will produce the Home Learning document